Past heritage grant recipients

The 2018/2019 grants saw $740,000 awarded to 20 projects state-wide across three streams: Aboriginal Heritage, Community Heritage Projects and Local Government Heritage Planning Studies.

 This funding round marks the 40th anniversary of the state- funded heritage grants program.

Aboriginal Heritage Program

4 projects totalling $190,337 were approved under the Aboriginal Heritage Program stream.

Applicant

Project title

Aboriginal Place name

Brief project description

Funding approved (ex GST)

Warren Macquarie Local Aboriginal Land Council

Beemunnel Reserve Heritage Trail Stage 2

Beemunnel Reserve Aboriginal Place

The existing walking trail at the Beemunnel Reserve will be extended to identify where the families once lived with interpretive signage and a brochure produced based on oral histories.

$60,577

Worimi Local Aboriginal Land Council

Activating Soldiers Point Aboriginal Place- innovative interpretative signage and audio

Soldiers Point Aboriginal Place

This project will transform how people engage with Soldiers Point Aboriginal Place. It involves the installation of interpretative signage panels which link to web-based audio translations of the sign content.

$63,910

Yass Valley Council

Preserving our culture at Oak Hill and Yass Aboriginal Cemetery

Oak Hill Aboriginal Place & Yass Aboriginal Cemetery

Protection and preservation of Aboriginal Cultural History at Oak Hill Aboriginal Place and Yass Aboriginal Cemetery.

$30,850

Port Stephens Council

Activating Birubi Point Aboriginal Place- innovative interpretative signage and audio

Birubi Point

This project will transform how people engage with Birubi Point Aboriginal Place. It involves the installation of interpretative signage panels which link to web-based audio translations of the sign content.

$35,000


Community Heritage Program

8 projects totalling $299,070 were approved under the Community Heritage sub-stream

Applicant

Project title

Brief project description

Funding approved (ex GST)

Orange City Council

History Here 2018

History Here 2018 links schools with senior citizens to collaboratively identify historical incidents to script, film & edit with content to be screened in local venues and archived at Orange Museum.

$50,000

Coolamon Shire Council

Our Shire, Our Stories: A celebration of Heritage in the Coolamon Shire

Our shire, our stories is a celebration of the heritage, history and the people of the Coolamon Shire.

$42,900

Tweed Shire Council

Tweed Aboriginal Cultural Heritage oral history project

Oral history program that builds on Tweed Shire Councils Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Management Plan by documenting stories that will develop awareness of Aboriginal cultural values in the wider Tweed community.

$34,700

Lake Macquarie City Council

Community Training in Heritage Skills

Training of volunteers in collection significance assessment and conservation requirements for local collections associated with state and local heritage listed sites, including practical, experience in applying learning to local collections.

$20,460

Mrs Lucy East

The Malachi Revival

A weekend of historically informed events that capture the former glory of the Malachi Gilmore Hall, Oberon and set its course for the next 80 years.

$32,000

Hunters Hill Trust Incorporated

Heritage of Hunters Hill: Digitised Online resource, Publication and Oral histories

Trained volunteers will document, photograph and digitise 500+ heritage buildings/sites and record selected oral histories. These resources will be provided as free, searchable online resources along with an accompanying publication.

$36,010

Glen Innes Severn Council

Time Travel - bringing our heritage to life

History House volunteers and school students will work with a developer to bring our heritage buildings to life through an interactive App built on local historic photos and documents.

$50,000

Armidale and Region Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Keeping Place Inc

A Celebration of Heritage

This project will showcase Aboriginal heritage through traditional and contemporary music, story-telling, art, black and white photography, dance, food, crafts and songs in a safe and welcoming environment.

$33,000


Local Government Heritage Planning Studies Program

8 projects totalling $248,200 were approved under the Local Government Heritage Planning Studies sub-stream.

Applicant

Project title

Funding approved (ex GST)

MidCoast Council

Gloucester Heritage Study Review

$10,000

Upper Hunter Shire Council

Upper Hunter Shire Aboriginal Heritage Study

$40,000

Mid-Western Regional Council

Rylstone Main Street Study Review

$5,000

Narrabri Shire Council

Narrabri Shire Aboriginal Heritage and Historical Culture Investigation

$40,000

Eurobodalla Shire Council

Eurobodalla Historic Cemeteries Conservation Management Study

$33,200

Albury City Council

Albury City-Wide Aboriginal Heritage Study Review

$40,000

Liverpool Plains Shire Council

Liverpool Plains Shire Council - Community Based Heritage Planning Study

$40,000

Hilltops Council

Hilltops Aboriginal Heritage Study

$40,000